Carmody Groarke Studio

Carmody Groarke
67-74 Saffron Hill
London, EC1N 8QX

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+44 20 7836 2333

Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural practice founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke. The practice has developed a reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, heritage and residential projects.

Completed projects include the New Architecture Gallery at the Royal Institute of British Architects headquarters, the permanent memorial to the 7 July London bombings, Frieze (London) Art Fair 2011-2013, Maggie's Cancer Care Centre Clatterbridge Merseyside, an artist studio for sculptor Antony Gormley and a new Members' Room for the V&A.

Current projects include: the new Windermere Jetty Museum the Lake District, an extension of the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, a major renovation of Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, a hotel in Devon, a new studio for artist Julian Opie, several private houses and a private art gallery.

The practice has earned international recognition, winning several architectural competitions and awards for completed projects. The first monograph of the practice was recently published in the Spanish periodical, 2G.


Kevin Carmody

Kevin studied architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Canberra University, Australia. In London he worked with David Chipperfield Architects before establishing Carmody Groarke. He has lectured internationally about the work of the practice and taught at several architecture schools, including the Bartlett (University College London) 2010-2011 and The Royal College of Art 2011 - 2012. Kevin is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Stuttgart.

Andy Groarke

Andy studied architecture at The University of Sheffield and worked at several architectural studios, including David Chipperfield and Haworth Tompkins, before establishing Carmody Groarke. He has taught at several architecture schools including the Bartlett (University College London) 2010-2011 and The Royal College of Art 2011 - 2012. Andy is currently a visiting Professor at The University of Sheffield and the University of Stuttgart, and will be leading one of the 2016 Summer Studios at the Porto Academy of Architecture.

Studio Director

Gabriella Gullberg


Lukas Barry
Andrew House
Lewis Kinneir
Peter Lee
Rowan Seaford

Studio Members

Jonas Altorfer
Marcus Andren
Annecy Attlee
Graham Baldwin
Chiara Barrett
Filipa Botelho
Mary Bravard
Jack Broad
Wynn Chandra
Andrew Choptiany
Ana Maria Ferreira
Jason Good
Joshua Heasman
Phelan Heinsohn
James Hignett
Jacob Hoeppner
Simon Jenkins
Monica Lal
Matt Lee
Neil Michels
Stephanie Misseri
David Murphy
Kata Ovari
Amy Rowntree
Ed Soden
Sofia Sjödin
Alex Stevens
Bradley Sumner
James Taylor
Corinne Timmis
Emily Thurlow
Ross Tredget
Claudia Tschunko
Jerome Wren

'An austere brick mass only rarely found in Britain', Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 1.09.2017

'Highgate House', Domus 1006, 5.10.2016
'Carmody Groarke', AXIS, 9.09.2016
'At Highgate House', Catherine Slessor, Architectural Review, 2.09.2016

2G No.72 Carmody Groarke, 29.8.2015
'The gallery in a field’, Hugh Pearman, The Sunday Times, 31.5.2015
'Carmody Groarke architects: Temporary structures, permanent ideas', Emma Cullinan, The Irish Times, 28.5.2015
'Opera house: Carmody Groarke create an aria in timber for Glyndebourne's summer seasons', Wallpaper*, 20.5.2015

'RIBA Gallery, Carmody Groarke', Hugh Pearman, Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, 1.3.2014

'Local Engagement + British Architects', Architecture + Urbanism (A+U), February issue 509, 1.2.13

'The pop-up buildings that leave a legacy', Tim Walker, The Independent, 1.10.12
'Barometer: design', Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 20.7.2012
'Station to Station', Edwin Heathcote, Wallpaper*, 1.7.12
'Best Practices', Brian Carter, Azure Magazine, 1.6.12
'Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican', review, Ellis Woodman, The Telegraph, 4.5.12
'Crujías dislocadas', Arquitectura Viva, 4.4.12
'Standing Tall Against The Odds', Natalia Rachlin, Wall Street Journal, 13.4.2012
'A Temp Job', Inês Revés, Frame, 1.3.12

Wallpaper* 150, Wallpaper*, 1.9.11
'Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial' - review, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 10.7.11

2006 - 2010
'Emerging Architecture', Architectural Review, 1.12.10
'London Underground | Designers to Watch', Deyan Sudjic, New York Times, 30.12.10
'The best architecture of 2010', Rowan Moore, The Observer, 12.12.10
'Body of Work', Edwin Heathcote, MONUMENT magazine, 1.12.10
'Emerging Architecture', Architectural Review, 1.12.10
'Architecture 10: RIBA Buildings of the Year', Tony Chapman, Merrel, 1.12.10
'Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke', Will Hunter, Architecture Review
'Design Vanguard', Architectural Record, 1.11.10
'The Young Turks Building a New Future', Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, 4.10.10
'Scaffolding and Steamed Sea Bass', Edwin Heathcote, The Financial Times, 26.7.10
'Studio East Dining', Rowan Moore, The Observer, 20.6.10
'Welcome to the mad house: A monument to the world of the surreal', Tom Lubbock, The Independent, 14.6.10

'The Story of Two Chairs', The V&A, London

‘Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts', Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco

'Three Contemporary Memorials in London', Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, Germany

‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series with accompanying exhibition, The Catalan College of Architects, Girona, Spain

'Chair 182', in collaboration with Joe Pipal, 'Wallpaper Handmade' exhibition, 2015 Salone di Mobile, Milan, Italy

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Beach Club and Spa in Thailand exhibited
'Describing Architecture', Curated by Antóin Doyle, participant, City Assembly House, Dublin, Ireland

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, commendation in the architecture prize for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Studio East Dining exhibited

2006 - 2010
'Time-Scale', solo exhibition. Part of the 'London Rome: Work in Process' programme by the British School at Rome and The Architecture Foundation, 2009
'Skywalk', temporary exhibition in Montague Place for the British Museum, 2008
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, two exhibited entries, 2008
'New Practices, London', one of six selected shortlisted practices showing at the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, New York, 2007
'Regents Place Pavilion', for British Land plc at Regent’s Place, London, 2007
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, two exhibited entries. Shortlisted for the Insight Newcomers Award, 2007
National Library of the Czech Republic Exhibition of Competition Entries, the Klementinum Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007
Sheffield Festival Centre Exhibition of Competition Entries, The Workstation, Sheffield, 2007

'Three Contemporary Memorials in London', Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, Germany

'Transfer Dialogues', Lecture, Columbia University, New York City
'Good Grief: Forget About It’, Debate, Architecture Foundation, Highgate Cemetery
‘Architectural Iron & Steel in the 21st Century’ Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA
‘Future Voices’ lecture, University of Sheffield School of Architecture
TiLE Conference, Museum of London Docklands
‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series, Girona, Spain
'London School of Architecture Show and Tell series', The Design Museum

'NEWNOWNEXT Agents of Change', lecture series, Dublin, Ireland
'TALKS about architecture', lecture series at the Garage Rotterdam, the Netherlands
'Doughnut: The Outer London Festival', The Architecture Foundation
'In conversation with Kate Goodwin', as part of the Royal Academy's Architecture Patron Events
'Architecture at Museo De Las Artes', Guadalajara, Mexico
‘Pabellones y proyectos efímeros’, Guadalajara International Bookfair with the British Council, Guadalajara, Mexico
'Reindo Unido Mexico', Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Guadalajara, Mexico

'Architour Leading Young Architects Conference', Shanghai, China
'Oxford Architecture Society' (OxArch), Oxford Brookes University
'In conversation with curator Catherine Ince and graphic designers APFEL', at the Barbican exhibition 'Bauhaus: Art as Life'
University of Trier, Germany
'Public art and the built environment', a panel discussion curated by Lisson Gallery, Venice Architecture Biennale
'Commerce and Architecture', discussion with Andy Groarke, David Hills and Patrick Lynch, at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Bookshop

'Change in Economy and Arts', Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Kent School of Architecture
'Contemporary Art Society', as part of Clerkenwell Design Week
'British Architecture Now', discussion at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Winchester Discovery Centre, as part of the RIBA Winchester Lecture Series
'Piran Days of Architecture', 31st International Architectural Conference in Piran, Slovenia
'Value the Social: A voice for the future of practice', New London Architecture Conference
'Consequences', London MET CASS lecture series

Cambridge University Department of Architecture
Sheffield University School of Architecture
'Experience' National Architecture Conference, Brisbane, Australia
'Into the Fold' discussion about exhibition design, Camberwell College of Arts
'Carmody Groarke in discussion with Lucy Bullivant', Victoria & Albert Museum
The Lakeland Arts Trust, Public lecture, Kendal, Lake District

University of Canberra School of Architecture

2006 - 2010
Rome Tre University

Carmody Groarke works on a diverse range of commissions in the UK and abroad for private, cultural and institutional clients.

The Architecture Foundation
The Barbican Art Gallery
British Land
British Council
British Museum
Burgh Island Hotel
The Crafts Council
Contemporary Art Society
Department of Culture Media and Sport
The Design Museum
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Economic Development Corporation New York
Frieze Art Fair
Folkestone Triennial
Fondazione Prada
Glyndebourne Opera
Antony Gormley
Julian Opie
Lakeland Arts
Maggie's Centres
Natural History Museum
New London Architecture
Rothschild Foundation
Royal Institute of British Architects
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Parks
The Science Museum Group
Transport for London
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Wellcome Trust


BD Architect of the Year

BD Individual House Architect of the Year

Mayor's Award for Innovation in Planning - Rectory Farm


RIBA London Award for Highgate House

RIBA House of the Year, Longlisted

Grand Designs: House of the Year, Longlisted


RIBA North West Award for Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge
RIBA North West Small Projects Award for Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge
Pro-Tem Award Civic Trust Award for Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge
AJ Small Projects Award for Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge


Shortlisted, AJ Retrofit Award for RIBA Architecture Gallery


Shortlisted, RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for The Filling Station
RIBA Regional Award for The Filling Station
RIBA London Small Project Award for The Filling Station


Joint winner of the 2012 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for The Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial
Winning entry - A new London headquarters for the Contemporary Art Society - invited competition
Commendation in the 2012 Architecture Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model.
New permanent gallery for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Headquaters, London - Winning entry - invited competition
Commendation at the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award for Antony Gormley's new-build artist workshop.


Windermere Jetty Museum – Winning entry, International RIBA Competition
"Yellow Pencil" at the D&AD Awards in Spatial Design for Studio East Dining
"Silver Pencil" at the D&AD Awards in Exhibition Design for The Surreal House at The Barbican Art Gallery
Shortlisted - open International RIBA Competition with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects for the new £12M new-build Belfast Expo
Discover Story Telling Centre wins a Museums & Heritage Award for Design Excellence.


2010 Observer Top Ten Buildings of the Year for Studio East
Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award for Studio East Dining
Selected for Architectural Record "Vanguard Issue" (Top ten emerging global practices)
Nomination - Stephen Lawrence Prize for 7 July Memorial
Nominations - RIBA CABE Public Space Award for 7 July Memorial
Nomination - RIBA CABE Public Space Award for Regents Place Pavilion


European Prize for Urban Public Space for Skywalk


YAYA (Young Architect of the Year) Award
Sheffield Festival Centre – Winning Entry, RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition
New Practices London, International Award for The Festival Centre in Sheffield
UIA Open International Two Stage Competition, National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic – Second Place
Nomination, RIBA European Award for Henry Street Offices, Ireland


New York Prize, The Van Alen Institute New York – Winner. Inaugural Research based prize organised by VAI and published by Princeton Architectural Press


Coney Island Parachute Pavilion – Winning entry. The Van Alen Institute Open International Competition on behalf of Economic Development Corporation of New York
Kielder Observatory – Shortlisted entry. RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition


The Biannual Burnham Prize, Burnham Fellowship – Winning Entry. Chicago Architectural Club, Open International Two Stage Competition

July 2018

Thank you for your interest in working at Carmody Groarke.

There are currently no positions available. We welcome speculative applications from excellent candidates at all levels of experience which we review when positions become available.

Carmody Groarke is a design focused, award winning architectural studio of 40 staff, established by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke in 2006. The practice has a strong reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, commercial, heritage and residential projects, both new build and within the context of historic buildings.

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Post a short hard copy CV to:
Studio Co-ordinator
Carmody Groarke
62-70 Shorts Gardens

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